Reva Katherine Sullivan1,2

F, b. 25 May 1924, d. 28 July 2010
     Reva Katherine Sullivan was born on 25 May 1924 at Hall, San Saba County, Texas.1,2 She was the daughter of John Reeve Sullivan and Katherine Patience Templeton.2 She married Jack Arland Jackson, son of J.D. Jackson and Bessie Ophelia Wilton, on 24 April 1943 at Texas.1 She died on 28 July 2010 at Lindale, Smith County, Texas, at age 86.3

A memorial service for Reva Katherine (Sullivan) Jackson, age 86, of Tyler, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in the sanctuary of Marvin United Methodist Church, Tyler. Services will be conducted by Dr. Charles R. Millikan, son-in-law of the deceased, and Dr. John Robbins. The family will receive friends at a reception in Pirtle Hall of Marvin United Methodist Church immediately following the service.

A private burial will be held at Jackson Family Cemetery under direction of Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home in Lindale.

Mrs. Jackson died on July 28, 2010, at the Colonial Nursing Center in Lindale after a long illness. Born May 25, 1924, in Hall, San Saba County, Texas, she was the youngest of six children of John Reeve Sullivan and Katy Patience (Templeton) Sullivan. She graduated from Richland Springs High School, San Saba County, Texas, as valedictorian of her class of 46 seniors.

Following graduation from high school in May 1941, Reva attended The University of Texas at Austin until she chose to interrupt her education to support the war effort after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December of that year. She spent the remainder of the war years as "Reva the Riveter," building military aircraft at the North American Aviation plant in Grand Prairie.

Reva married her high school sweetheart and classmate, Jack Arland Jackson, on April 24, 1943, in San Saba, following his graduation from the U.S. Army Air Corps pilot training program. After four months of marriage, they were separated for 22 months during her husband's military service overseas in the European Theater of Operations.

After the end of World War II, Reva obtained her secretarial certification from Nixon-Clay Commercial College, Austin. She then held secretarial positions with the American Red Cross and the Texas Employment Commission in Austin while her husband pursued his business and law degrees at UT.

In 1955, Reva moved to Tyler with her husband and three children. Shortly thereafter, they established their permanent residence in the Hopewell community near Lindale. She took great pride in the fact that all three of her children also graduated as valedictorians of their respective classes from Lindale High School.

In 1976, Reva passed the five tests for Certified Professional Secretary on the first try, a rare accomplishment. She later attended Tyler Junior College where she received her Associate of Arts degree.

In the course of her employment in various petroleum-related positions in Tyler, Reva was active in and served as President of the local chapters of both the Professional Secretaries Association and the Desk and Derrick Association. Her other civic endeavors included service in various capacities including President of the Lindale Parent-Teacher Association, Den Mother to a Cub Scout pack, and sponsorship of the very active Hopewell Community 4-H Club.

Over a period of more than 50 years as a member of Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler and of the Crusaders Sunday School Class, Reva taught numerous children's Sunday School classes, held various class offices, and worked in the church nursery and day school programs.

Reva was preceded in death by her parents, her father when she was 5 years old, and by her three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Jack Arland Jackson of Tyler; her daughter, Laura Millikan, and husband, Charles Millikan of Pearland; son, Alan R. Jackson, and wife, Mary Elizabeth Jackson, also of Tyler; son, Joel A. Jackson of Longview; as well as seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Millikan, Reeve Jackson, Brent Jackson, Wil Harper, Mark Latham, Scott Latham and Sid Underwood.

Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home in Lindale.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials, if desired, be made to Marvin United Methodist Church Children's Ministries, 300 W. Erwin, Tyler, 75702; Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701; or a charity of choice.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on August 1, 2010.3

Child of Reva Katherine Sullivan and Jack Arland Jackson

Citations

  1. [S194] Tyler Morning Telegraph online, online http://www.tylerpaper.com/#page=page-1, Jack Arland Jackson obituary; 24 Jan 2020; Accessed: 4 Dec 2020 (https://tylerpaper.com/obituaries/jack-arland-jackson/…).
  2. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Texas, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1903-1932 [database on-line]; Original data: Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Birth Certificates, 1903–1932. iArchives, Orem, Utah; Accessed: 5 Dec 2020.
  3. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Reva Katherine Sullivan Jackson (25 May 1924–28 Jul 2010); Memorial no. 59855163, citing Jackson Family Cemetery, Smith County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Rex Kirby (contributor 40768718); Accessed: 5 Dec 2020.

Clorice Summers1

F
     Clorice Summers is the daughter of Jesse Ray Summers Sr. and Madie Richardson.1

Citations

  1. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4ZB-HBK : 29 July 2019), Odessa Summers in household of Ray Summers, Civil District 1, Stewart, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 81-1, sheet 5A, line 8, family 68, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3937; Accessed: 12 Dec 2020.

Corrine Summers1,2

F
     Corrine Summers is the daughter of Jesse Ray Summers Sr. and Madie Richardson.1

Citations

  1. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4ZB-HBK : 29 July 2019), Odessa Summers in household of Ray Summers, Civil District 1, Stewart, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 81-1, sheet 5A, line 8, family 68, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3937; Accessed: 12 Dec 2020.
  2. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current [database on-line] Jesse Ray Summers, Sr.; The Leaf-Chronicle; Publication Date: 10 Nov 1967; Publication Place: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States of America; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/353509362/,0.2906484,0.14669426,0.55560046&xid=3355
    ; Accessed: 12 Dec 2020.

Delmer Summers1

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     Delmer Summers is the son of Jesse Ray Summers Sr. and Madie Richardson.1

Citations

  1. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4ZB-HBK : 29 July 2019), Odessa Summers in household of Ray Summers, Civil District 1, Stewart, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 81-1, sheet 5A, line 8, family 68, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3937; Accessed: 12 Dec 2020.

Henry Summers1

M

Child of Henry Summers

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current [database on-line] Jesse Ray Summers, Sr.; The Leaf-Chronicle; Publication Date: 10 Nov 1967; Publication Place: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States of America; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/353509362/,0.2906484,0.14669426,0.55560046&xid=3355
    ; Accessed: 12 Dec 2020.

Jaykob Michael Summers1

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     Jaykob Michael Summers is the son of Richard Michael Summers and Michelle Denise Moberly.1

Citations

  1. [S160] Ginny Moberly, "Email from Ginny Moberly," to Keith Hunter, First message dated 20 Nov 2011, 7:40am, Re: "For your Mom's birthday".

Jesse Ray Summers Jr.1,2

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     Jesse Ray Summers Jr. is the son of Jesse Ray Summers Sr. and Madie Richardson.1

Citations

  1. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4ZB-HBK : 29 July 2019), Odessa Summers in household of Ray Summers, Civil District 1, Stewart, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 81-1, sheet 5A, line 8, family 68, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3937; Accessed: 12 Dec 2020.
  2. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current [database on-line] Jesse Ray Summers, Sr.; The Leaf-Chronicle; Publication Date: 10 Nov 1967; Publication Place: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States of America; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/353509362/,0.2906484,0.14669426,0.55560046&xid=3355
    ; Accessed: 12 Dec 2020.

Jesse Ray Summers Sr.1,2

M, b. 14 September 1907, d. 10 November 1967
     Jesse Ray Summers Sr. was born on 14 September 1907 at Stewart County, Tennessee.3,2 He was the son of Henry Summers.2 He married Madie Richardson on 24 December 1925 at Stewart County, Tennessee.4 He died on 10 November 1967 at Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, at age 60.2

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-1999 [database on-line]; Terry Milliken engagement; The Leaf-Chronicle; Publication Date: 4/ Aug/ 1985; Publication Place: Clarksville, Tennessee, USA; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/367147864/,0.07900311,0.640523,0.25140312&xid=3398; Accessed: 12 Dec 2020.
  2. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current [database on-line] Jesse Ray Summers, Sr.; The Leaf-Chronicle; Publication Date: 10 Nov 1967; Publication Place: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States of America; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/353509362/,0.2906484,0.14669426,0.55560046&xid=3355
    ; Accessed: 12 Dec 2020.
  3. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4ZB-HBK : 29 July 2019), Odessa Summers in household of Ray Summers, Civil District 1, Stewart, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 81-1, sheet 5A, line 8, family 68, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3937; Accessed: 12 Dec 2020.
  4. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X81G-5ZH : 16 March 2020), Ray Summers, 1925; Accessed: 12 Dec 2020.

Nykolas Ryan Summers1

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     Nykolas Ryan Summers is the son of Richard Michael Summers and Michelle Denise Moberly.1

Citations

  1. [S160] Ginny Moberly, "Email from Ginny Moberly," to Keith Hunter, First message dated 20 Nov 2011, 7:40am, Re: "For your Mom's birthday".

Odessa Summers1

F
     Odessa Summers is the daughter of Jesse Ray Summers Sr. and Madie Richardson.2 She married Irie Lewis Milliken, son of Hershel Milliken and Bula Lois Jackson, circa 1956.1,3

Child of Odessa Summers and Irie Lewis Milliken

Citations

  1. [S105] Interview, Irie Milliken, various dates, via telephone on 25 Oct 2010.
  2. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-1999 [database on-line]; Terry Milliken engagement; The Leaf-Chronicle; Publication Date: 4/ Aug/ 1985; Publication Place: Clarksville, Tennessee, USA; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/367147864/,0.07900311,0.640523,0.25140312&xid=3398; Accessed: 12 Dec 2020.
  3. [S365] Neal-Tarpley-Parchman, online https://www.nealtarpleyparchman.com/, Irie Lewis Milliken Obituary; Accessed: 10 Feb 2020 (https://www.nealtarpleyparchman.com/tributes/Irie-Milliken).